Member Spotlight: Shauna Tonkin

AAUW Honolulu turns its member spotlight on a lifelong academic, curator and educator — Shauna Tonkin, Ph.D.

An active member of the Honolulu Branch, Tonkin is education director at the Pearl Harbor Pacific Aviation Museum. She oversees the museum’s education efforts, as well as curatorial activities. She emphasizes creative, engaging, and relevant experiences for visitors of all ages. Tonkin’s programs, which include a number of historical and science, technology, engineering and mathematics-focused exhibits, emphasizes creative, engaging, and relevant experiences for all the museum’s visitors.

A strong advocate of STEM education for girls and young women, Tonkin directed successful international and local programs. In addition, she’s consulted for leadership and organizational development for non-profits.

Tonkin holds a Ph.D. and Ed.S. in Leadership, Policy, and Planning from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, an MA in Educational Leadership from Regent University and B.Ed. from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. She’s also been a Smithsonian Visiting Professional, and a Fulbright Specialist to Ukraine.